The initial assessment typically lasts about 75 minutes. The purpose of the initial assessment is for me to get a full picture of your history, your current health challenges, and give you a plan to get you started.
-- I want to hear your story. What got you to where you are now? What have you tried in the past and how did it work for you? What are your struggles and strengths?
-- Let's talk through the assessment forms you fill out in detail. I want to know your goals, your symptoms, past medical history, labs/testing, supplements, eating habits, exercise habits, sleep, stress, and a bunch of other things to help me understand more of what your root issues may be.
-- I will be honest and straightforward about what I think the best course of action is for you, but if that is overwhelming we'll take a step back and start slow! I want you to leave my office encouraged and hopeful, not overwhelmed.
-- We'll discuss the big picture plan and then scale it down to 2-3 very specific short term goals to start with.
-- You'll leave with a better understanding of your body and your unique health issues, a plan to start the healing process, and the tools (meal plans, recipes, education etc) you need to be successful!